Did you ever talk about it?
I was scared to ask about it.
It turned into the forbidden fruit,
I was not tempted,
Or I didn’t want to know the truth.
It hurt too bad.
I pretended you were fine, as I pushed you away.
Instinct took hold, sheltering my breaking heart.
I wrapped my arms around.
Brick by brick, moment after stinging moment.
My wall climbed higher, I loved you so deeply.
I begged, with my heart, for someone to take pity.
Then I woke up, and you’d been gone for twenty-eight years.